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Spiritual Makeover: 14 Steps To A Transformed Life You’ll Never Regret

A very important aspect of a healthy being [body, soul and spirit] is having a healthy mind. This includes all of your daily thoughts, attitude towards life and your responsiveness to situations and circumstances that you face on a daily basis.

It is true that having a positive mental attitude may not solve every problem that you and I may encounter, but research has shown that the more positive thoughts you have, the greater your prospect on life will become and the more pleasant and peaceful the experience of working through those problems will be.

You should never allow your mind to have control over you and neither should you become so well adjusted to your culture, your home or work environment and world standards that you fit comfortably into them without even thinking that God must have a better plan for your life.

The Apostle Paul made the point in the book of Romans as he points us to God taking a special interest in our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

He said, “Don’t conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

He went on to say, “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Let’s not forget also Philippians 2:5 in which he said, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

It is clear that God want what is best for His children, and that includes you and me.

In order to speak positively and have God’s promises fulfilled in our lives, our mind must be cleansed and our heart made pure.

Now is the Time for Your Spiritual Transformation

Ladies, there is no question about it – we love having a wardrobe makeover. We enjoy having a good facial scrub, a deep cleansing treatment and a pedicure done for us at the spa.

Some search all over in beauty magazines, television infomercials, billboards and YouTube for the latest in makeup and beauty tips. Others spend a fortune buying the latest beauty preparations because someone convinced them it will give the perfect face, perfect hair or perfect body.

A promise was made through a few minutes of touting that their brand of products will revive, refresh and renew and remove spots or blemishes.

No doubt in my mind that many of the products do work and the transformation is obvious on the person in which their “before” looks nothing like the “after.” It leaves you the observer with your jaws dropped, eyes widened that you punctuate with an “Oh, wow!” simply because of how stunning they look.

But beyond all of that, our past, life’s trials and tribulations [even current situations] have a way of leaving our minds filled with negative and self-defeating thoughts. It is then that we should look for a more excellent way – a deep cleansing and a makeover from within that would bring us permanent and lasting attractiveness that is pleasing and glorifying to God.

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What is a Spiritual Makeover?

A spiritual makeover is a process in which God totally transforms the heart of an individual [through His word, Christ’s blood and the indwelling of God’s Spirit] and He takes the “old” heart and makes it brand new again.

It can also be defined as a renovation of someone’s character or an alteration of ones’ attitude or demeanor in which varying energy, systems and programming that are not likened to God’s image are removed from your mind, body and spirit and you are infused with aura and brightness of the true essence of God.

It is a journey that begins when Jesus takes our filthy rags of righteousness that came about by our sins and robes us in His righteous garment that can only be obtained through faith in Him.

3 Biblical Examples 

Spiritual makeover may be a new concept to some but in the bible there are examples of men who have been taken on this journey.

  • Moses was transformed on Mount Sinai after spending a total of forty days and nights there with the Lord. His makeover was so remarkable, the Israelites, including Aaron were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:29-35)
  • In Matthew 17:2 Jesus was transformed on the mountain – His face shone like the sun and His clothes became as white as light.
  • Stephen was full of faith and of the Holy Spirit that his face was described to be like that of an angel. (Acts 6:15)

Let the Journey Begin

God wants to take you through a spiritual makeover so that His light and radiant beauty can transcend through your entire being. How do you obtain that makeover?

  1. Take responsibility, own up to your shortcomings, let go of pride, stop blaming the other person and simply say, “I’m sorry.”
  2. Relinquish completely all ties with your past hurts, disappointments and negative experiences.
  3. Do not resist the change, accept it and realize that your pain has purpose.
  4. Seek God’s forgiveness, forgive yourself and forgive others. Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the doorway to your freedom and inner peace.
  5. Take time to be alone with God and allow His grace to transform you so that you sparkle like the finest gem. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
  6. Meditate daily upon God’s word and allow God to dress you in His own righteousness.
  7. Set your mind on the things above and not things on this earth. (Colossians 3:1-2)
  8. Remember everything happens for a reason, so stop blaming yourself and thinking you are bad lucky or you are the reason why something wrong happened.
  9. Never let the sun go down on your wrath – when you get angry, ‘cool of,’ and then reconcile your differences.
  10. Life is no bed of roses and some days you will be up, other days you will be down. So stop thinking that you should be happy at all times.
  11. Get rid of that feeling that you don’t belong. Instead embrace your specialty and uniqueness. Relax and be yourself!
  12. Don’t rush things and stop thinking you should be further along in life or you are not where you are supposed to be. God only has the plan for your life – seek Him to reveal it.
  13. Strengthen your values, your self-esteem and embrace the fact that trials did not come to destroy you but to bring about personal growth and self-development
  14. Learn how to quiet your fears so that you can increase your voice of faith and build better coping mechanisms. (2 Timothy 1:7)

OVER TO YOU – SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Was this post enlightening? Have you ever heard about a spiritual makeover before? Have you ever actively engaged in such a process? How did you feel after doing it?

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

14 Comments on Spiritual Makeover: 14 Steps To A Transformed Life You’ll Never Regret

  1. I am seeking a change in my spiritual life, and came across this blog on spiritual makeover. I thank your for posting information that I can follow as well as being led by the Holy Spirit.

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  2. angela rivers // January 11, 2015 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    Ms.Yvonne
    Praise God, I am to speak this month, and my topic is Xtreme spiritual love makeover. I have written a notebook full of discussions. I told the Lord today, I don’t know and He lead me to you. Thanks be to Holy spirit for guidance I now have what God was giving me to speak. Thank you. I will be visiting your site now.😍

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    • Hi Angela

      Welcome to my blog and sure enough praise be to the Almighty God that His Holy Spirit would lead you to this place. God is indeed great, and greatly to be praised. God bless you and I pray for His anointing to do that which He has called you and chosen you to do.

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  3. Hello Ms. Yvonne
    This is my first time on your site. I found you in the Community of Aha by Ms. Harleena.
    Excellent post and so needed.
    I do share on reformation( the changing of our thinking) but I’ve never heard it this way.

    If we can change how we think, then we can change how we live,

    Again looking forward to reading more of your articles.

    Thank you
    Gladys

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    • Hi Gladys

      A warm welcome to my blog – my virtual home online. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the post.

      The concept of a spiritual makeover is much the same as transformation as the focus in both is dealing with the mind and changing the way we think and how we train our minds to process our thoughts.

      And as you so rightly said, “if we can change how we think, we can change how we live.”

      Thank you for visiting and taking part in the discussion, thus adding more value.

      Have an enjoyable day/weekend. 🙂

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  4. Hi Yvonne; i love the concept and think I have been on one of these myself over the last couple of years at least. and i agree you don’t always have to feel happy and shouldn’t expect to, but you can find reasons to be positive if you choose to look for them. forgiveness is one of the biggies. and often the hardest person to forgive is yourself. Just remember you, did the best you could at the time with the information, talents, and skills you had at the time. hoping many people read this post and decide to give themselves their own spiritual makeover. take care, max

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    • Hi Max
      I know for most it is easier said than done, but a good way to ‘keep ones head above the water’ is to think positive, remain positive even if you are not feeling happy at the moment. Forgiveness is also a big one for me – to me it releases you into a place of freedom of expression that brings about laughter to your spirit that ultimately, happiness begin to flow.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thought. Continue to enjoy the rest of the week 🙂

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  5. Hi Yvonne,

    Yes indeed, this was a very enlightening post. Never heard of a spiritual makeover, but it makes so much sense once we go through the whole process – a complete transformation. However, I do hope and pray that such changes and transformations are done with a good intention and they stay within to make a positive impact on us, isn’t it? Then alone will their purpose be solved.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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    • Oh most definitely Harleena, great point that it has to be done with good intention. Also, from the get go, it has to be something that the individual desires for themselves and not which they have been coerced into. It is the only way they can receive the full benefit and be able to help someone else through the process.

      Thanks for voicing your thoughts and have a great weekend and a fulfilling and rewarding week ahead 🙂

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  6. What a BEAUTIFUL list. As women, we think in terms of makeover a lot, but I love the idea of a spiritual makeover. Perfect. Glad I found you on SITS today.

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    • Hi Topaz, so happy to have you and I am even more blessed that you were empowered by the list of things that consists the journey to a spiritual makeover. Sure as women we all love makeovers but the spiritual side of things is even more important and it is something everyone should really work on and try to maintain.

      Blessings and have a great weekend/up-coming week. Cheers! 🙂

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  7. Janelle Moore // August 1, 2014 at 8:34 am // Reply

    Absolutely fantastic post! I’ve not heard of the term spiritual makeover until now but having read through this article, I can relate to process (though not in a structured way) by some of the steps that I had to take suffering years of rejection in my life.

    I had to come to a place where I forgave the ones who had inflicted pain and also consciously made the decision to let go of the past. It has helped me tremendously! I have also come to realize that my pain have a purpose and I am always willing to allow God to work things out the way that He intended it to be.

    God bless you for the work you are doing here. Have a great day!

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